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Grip and Rip?

I don’t too often get caught up in all the posts online having to do with CrossFit. Everybody has an opinion just like everyone else has a…you know what I mean. But there was a post that the CrossFit Games facebook fan page post written by Jeremy Thiel that I had to comment on, so I did. Jeremy first off is a great athlete and has PRs that far superior to mine, but that doesn’t make him right on this topic. First read his post Grip and Rip, and let me know what you think. For the majority of the CrossFit community, this mentality isn’t beneficial. As coaches are #1 priority is seeing you succeed and remain injury free so that you can keep succeeding, stay motivated and come back for more. Grip and Rip works for a small majority of CrossFitters out there, but not for most. Coaches should stress technique/form, consistency then intensity. This type of thinking is what makes people outside of CrossFit turn a cautious eye toward our way of life. We want to get as many people involved in this because it makes them better, improves lives. Perfect practice makes perfect. Increase your efficiency and your effectiveness at greater speeds and intensity will increase as well. Dave Castro did a video for the CrossFit Journal a while back on this subject, here it is. With this said CrossFit is also about pushing the envelope, doing more then you think you can do. You shouldn’t expect form to be the same for the last rep as it is for the first. But for the beginner, or even the experienced CrossFiter I side on the side of caution and making sure that the form is intact and the athlete can return for another day. What do you think?

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WOD: Tuesday

WU: JYD + 100 jump squats

WOD: 7 rounds

  • 10 Thrusters
  • 10 Push Ups
  • III: 95/65
  • II: 75/46
  • I: <45/35


WOD: Wednesday

WU: JYD + 50 goblet squats

WOD: “Kelly” 5 rounds

  • 400 m run
  • 30x wall ball III: 20/14 II: 14/10 I: 10/6
  • 30x box jump  III: 24/22 II: 22/20 I: 20 step ups

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